GHOREPANI POON HILL TREKKING
Trip Name Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking
Max Altitude 3210
Grade moderate
Activity Trekking and Hiking, Short Treks and Day Trips
Trip Duration 10
Minimum Group Size 2+
Destination Nepal
Starting Point Kathmandu
Ending Point Kathmandu

Overview

This area, north of Pokhara, Ghorepani offers some of the most dramatic close-up views of the highest and most beautiful mountains in the world. The abrupt variation in altitude found here is astonishing. From the Pokhara airstrip (850m) the summit of Machhapuchre (6,997m) is less than 20 miles away, with no obstructing ranges to spoil the view. In fact the views in the whole area are fabulous. Poon Hill, from where we can have a wonderful glance of the mid-western lined mountains has incredible latitudinal range, unusual geography and a pleasant climate making trekking in this area a real naturalist’s dream. The return trail follows one of the most important trading routes between India and Tibet. This is also a major pilgrimage route. We meet traders and both Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims during the trek. The Magars and Gurungs (backbone of the famous Gurkha regiments) are the main inhabitants of this region.

The incredible latitudinal range, unusual geographical and climatic mix makes the trekking in this area a real naturalist’s dream. In less than a week we move from the sub-tropical areas around Pokhara to high Tundra and the glaciers of the sanctuary.

The lower area of the range is inhabited by Gurungs and Magars, the sturdy Gurkhas by legend. Here, the home turf of these friendly smiling people that became the famous Gorkha regiments of the British and Indian armies can be experienced. Pokhara is the main trade center for the whole of this region where Gurungs and Newars live. The return trail follows one of the historical and most important trading routes between India and Tibet. This journey also forms a major pilgrimage route between India and Tibet.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu Airport & Transfer to Hotel.  
Day 02: Full day Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley.
Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara by tourist bus (7/8 hours 202 km.)
Day 04: Pokhara to Tirkhedhunga (1577m)
Day 05: Ghorepani/ Poon hill to Tadapani
Day 06: Ghandrung- Deurali
Day 07: Deurali - Pokhara
Day 08: Sishtseeing in Pokhara Valley 
Day 09: Pokhara - Kathmandu
Day 10: After breakfast Departure from Kathmandu.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu Airport & Transfer to Hotel.  

Day 02: Full day Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley.
Full day sight seeing in Kathmandu valley world heritage.   

Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara by tourist bus (7/8 hours 202 km.)
Over night tourist standard hotel/guest house in Pokhara  

Day 04: Pokhara to Tirkhedhunga (1577m)
After breakfast take a bus ride to Nyapul(trek starting point) for one hour than trek to Birethanty for 30minates where trekking permit and national park permit will be checked. The trail continues along the Bhurungdi Khola pasing through small villages and water fall you will reach a small village called Tirkhedhunga. Where you will spend a nights.  

Day 05: Ghorepani/ Poon hill to Tadapani
Early in the morning climb uphill for one hour to reach Poonhill (3210m) for sunrise tour and wider view of mountain. in infront, you will see the imposing Dhaulagiri accompanied by Tukuche Peak, Annapurna south, and a Hiumchuli. To reach to Tadapani , climb through Rhododendron forest opposite side of Poonhill. Which will take about 5hrs.  

Day 06: Ghandrung- Deurali
From Ghandrung we trek down hill through villages and terraced fields to Ghandruk Phedi through stone steps build by local women group in local language (Aama shamuha) cross iron Swiss bridge build by Gorkha solders. Team. Trek will steeply climb up hill to a second largest village call Landruk, then trek will follow through paddy field and forest so my different species of bird will be able to view along this trail. Over night at lodge.   

Day 07: Deurali - Pokhara
Early in morning you will have magnificent view of Annapurna Ranges, take a breakfast your trek will decent down to Phedi. Here we arrange transport back to Pokhara 30 minutes drive by private vehical. Overnight Pokhara.   

Day 08: Sishtseeing in Pokhara Valley 
Sight seeing in Pohara An enchanting Himaloayan Valley: if Kathmandu is the cultural hub of Nepal, then Pokhara is its center of adventure. Pokhara is resort city of remarkable beauty. The serenity of Phewa Lake and the magnificent summit of Machhapurhcre rising behind it create an ambiance of peace and magic.   

Day 09: Pokhara - Kathmandu
We take the bus from Pokhara to Kathmandu, where you have the option of taking one of our First48 accommodation packages.  

Day 10: After breakfast Departure from Kathmandu.

Cost Includes

What is included?

  • All airport and hotel transfers
  • Land transportation throughout the trek
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Teahouse/ Lodge accommodation during the trek
  • A full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley including tour guide and entrance fees
  • An experienced English-speaking trek guide including salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  • 2 trekkers:1 porter including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  • All necessary paper work and permits (National Park Permit, TIMS card )
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes

Cost Excludes

What is not Excluded?

  • International Flights
  • Your travel insurance
  • Hot Shower during the trek
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Extra hotel accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Emergency evacuation services such as helicopter charter etc
  • Your personal nature expenses such as alcoholic drinks, phone calls etc
  • Services not mentioned in Include section
  • Tips and gifts for staff

Accommodation

3 star level hotel in Kathmandu and tea houses during the trek

Meals

Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek

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